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    September 9, 2010
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. right now, a maryland woman is facing dwi charges after police say she drove her car into a d.c. restaurant seriously injuring two women. police in prince george's county are searching for the person that gunned down a 15-year-old as he was riding his bicycle. this morning, president obama called the planned burning of the koran an extremely dangerous stunt that could hurt young men and women in uniform. "news 4 midday" begins right now. good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's thursday, september 9th, 2010. this morning, we've learned that the victim of a deadly shooting in prince george's county was only 15 years old. that shooting happened along the 68 hundred block of central avenue in capital heights.
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it happened late tuesday night. tracee wilkins joins us from capital heights with more on the investigation. tracee? >> reporter: this is a 15-year-old kid who was raised in this neighborhood, went to high school a block away from where we are standing right now, was shot and killed right here in front of this apartment complex. the police were back in front of the central garden apartments in capital heights this morning. they were searching for clueing and taking another look at the murder scene. >> we aren't for certain what happened. we know that a call was transpired from him to his home telling his mom he was en route home. he never made it home. 15-year-old justin pennell, a freshman at central high school was found shot on the squawk about 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. his cousin says, after a day of suffering from multiple gunshots, doctors said this morning, they had done all they
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could do for him. police have taken spray paint and painted up to nine different markers of where justin was shot. the sidewalk is still stained with his blood. family members tell me that when police arrived here to the scene, his wallet was missing. all of his possessions and the bike that they thought he was riding at the time. >> it was over something little, something simple, something that probably could have been prevented. >> prince george's county police say according to their records, justin was a good kid that didn't have any trouble with the law. >> he was the type of kid that was loveable and always put a smile on someone else's face. >> now, investigators are trying to figure out, why him? what did the killer want? what was his motive and where is he now? >> justin isn't here with us no longer. we just hope and pray that whoever did this, whoever knows something, will just come forth. >> reporter: prince george's county police are asking anyone with information to come forward
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and share that information. you can contact them by calling crime solveers at 1-866-411-tips. in capital heights, i'm tracee wilkins. barbara, back to you in the studio. thank you, tracee. more endorsements for sherwin baker. executives are endorsing baker. both made the official announcement at a breakfast in upper marlboro. maryland's attorney general is taking action after alleged voter fraud in prince george's county. the incident stems from a sample ballot making false claims that were handed nout prince george's county. it told voters to support candidates that were not supported by the official democratic slate. maryland attorney general, doug gasler took the case to court and a judge issued a temporary restrain willing order declaring the ballot illegal and ordered
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campaign workers to stop distributing it. with days left until primary day, a poll on the race for mayor is giving challenger gray a leg up over mayor fenty. the new independent poll shows gray has a seven-point lead over fenty. there continues to be a racial divide. 62% of african-americans support gray while only 17% support fenty. he is, however, heavily favored in the white community. mayor adrian fenty has started looking for support from the white house in his re-election bid. >> let's take a look outside. bright sunshine, cool temperatures. everybody talking about how great it feels outside right now. tom kierein is here to tell us if this is going to last today. >> what a change from yesterday. now, today, temperatures dropped about 30 degrees overnight. this morning, we were down into the 50s in many locations. right now, all around our
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region, sunshine pouring down. back into the low 70 gs. 73 at national airport. only near 70 at prince george's, arlington, fairfax and montgomery. southern maryland, the chesapeake bay, low 70s, elsewhere, around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley. a few locations there in the upper 60s. in western maryland, in got down into the 40s and there it still is quite chilly. look at the latest wind gusts we have had. these are the gusts in miles per hour. we haved gusts in 20 miles per hour. it is just now above 60 degrees in many locations. in the green area, only in the 50s to near 60 across much of ohio, western pennsylvania and that's the source. it's going to continue to keep us cooler than average for today and dry weather continuing all the way into the first part of the weekend. for the rest of this thursday, mostly sunny, low humidity and
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quite breezy. highs in the mid and upper 70s. a look at friday, the weekend and the forecast for the big game sunday night. a look into next week coming up. >> can't wait to hear it. two women remain in the hospital after an out-of-control driver crashed into a restaurant. it happened where florida avenue, 18th street and "u" street intersect in northwest washington. megan mcgrath has a closer look at the damage. >> reporter: this was a very serious accident, a very chaotic scene here in adams morgan. you could see the damage done to the building. two pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk were also injured. this happened right around 9:00. just before 9:00 last night. it's a very busy intersection of 18th and florida avenue in adams morgan. according to witnesses, a driver was traveling down 18th street, appeared to be trying to make a turn on to florida and that's when she lost control of her
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car. >> i saw the woman that was driving the car lose control of the car. it looked like she was about to hit another car that was coming. she was coming down 18th street making a left turn on to florida. it looked like she was trying to avoid the car, lost control of the car and hit two pedestrians. she jumped the curb and ended up running into, just crashing into a restaurant. >> as for the building itself, a lot of damage was done. engineers are going to come in and take a closer look to make sure everything is safe. the adjoining businesses before they allow people back in. from adams morgan, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> the 23-year-old woman who was driving that car has since been charged with dwi. we are going to check the mid-day traffic. steve is in for jerry edwards joining us with the latest.
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hi, steve. we are going to start with a look at the interchange. this was a parking lot heading southbound into the work zone that is set up today. they opened up the hov lanes southbound as you can see in the middle of your screen. as soon as that happens, the delay eased up. we are in much better shape than we were 15 or 20 minutes ago heading south on i-95. a power outage in the area around colesville road and university boulevard. watch the directions where the signals are and over to where the signals are still dark in silver spring. we will take you back to that map. the signal problem in that area. back to you. all right, steve. thank you. the number of people dying on the roads is at its lowest level since 1950. the transportation department says traffic deaths are down to
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about 34,000. safety officials say deaths are down because more drivers are wearing seatbelts, avoiding drunken driving and vehicles have better safety features. the rate of deaths also dropped to a record low last year. police in prince george's county are looking into the suspicious death of a three-month-old baby girl. police found the infant's body near the 6,000 block of spring hill drive in greenville. she has since been identified as maria jacobs of upper marlboro. police are not releasing details of how the little girl died. anyone with information is asked to call police. days after a gunman invaded the discovery channel building in silver spring, there was another frightening scene. a ride-on bus burst into flames right outside. it happened around 7:00 last night. a witness captured the scene. we are told the fire started in the engine.
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the bus was destroyed. no one, thankfully, was hurt. it is ten minutes after 11:00 and coming up, new safety concerns surrounding a small church in florida. the latest on the pastor who is still planning to burn the koran on saturday. today, the president warned of the dangers of that. the president is focused on the economy today. we will tell you about the latest plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class and the official kickoff of the nfl
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this morning, president obama called the planned koran burning in florida a recruitment bonanza in florida. he called for the pastor to cancel that plan. the fbi released the details of an intelligence bulletin overnight. elaine reyes joins us live. >> reporter: the president called the burning a stunt and wants the pastor to listen to the better angels but more importantly, he says, it could endanger the lives of uniformed men and women in iraq and afghanistan. a newly released fbi bulletin warns of extremists retaliation against this weekend's planned koran burning in florida. the fbi says there is no evidence of a specific threat, it has high confidence from credible information that
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extremists may retaliate. the state department has asked every u.s. embassy to take a look at its security. >> it's regrettable that a pastor in gainsville, florida, with a church of no more than 50 people, can make this outrageous and distressful, disgrateful plan. >> reporter: the pentagon believes that it will endanger u.s. troops abroad. the pastor says he is not backing down from holding his event. on saturday, he plans to burn the koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. an internet provider recently pulled both of his church websites. >> we feel he is an incorrect violation of our freedom of expression and freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> last night, a mosque in silver spring, maryland, sponsored an inner faith community meeting to open dialogue and show their
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commitment to peace. members say they are praying for the pastor and they hope common sense will prevail. >> this man in florida is not helping the united states. this is the wrong way of commemorating 9/11. he is making the united states and the interests of the united states more vulnerable. that is why we are very much upset of why he is doing it and why he is giving ammunition in the hands of those radicals. >> reporter: regarding the bulletin, back in july, the fbi found two online threats, one about the florida church and the other about killing americans in general. the bulletin also discusses past estlaents have caused extremist groups to react, including a south park tv episode and various cartoons. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, elaine. >> president obama says it's time to extend tax cuts for the middle class. he says the nation cannot afford the republican approach of extending tax cuts to the wealthy as well.
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during a speech in cleveland, yesterday, president obama directly addressed house minority leader, republican, john boehner. he allowed to let income taxes rise on the richest americans when president obama's tax cuts expire. he proposed new tax breaks for small businesses. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. this is another short-term spending measure. >> let me be clear to mr. boehner and everybody else. we should not hold middle class tax cuts hostage any longer. >> president obama said the republican tax cuts for millionaires is what helped spawn the economic problems the nation is facing. surprising criticism from former cuban president, fidel crass stro, this morning. he says cuba's communistic model
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doesn't work. raul castro has repeatedly called for gradual but widespread reform. their economy has been slammed with the global downturn and three hurricanes. this was castro's first interview with an american journalist since he left office. tom kierein is here to talk about our weather. beautiful day out there. we would like to have a string of these. feeling certainly like autumn. after autumn, we have winter. >> and then spring again. >> we better not have one like we had last winter. with he do have what's called a la nina developing, that's abnormal cool waters in the eastern pacific. what that means for us is that most of the la nina winters, we have had af have had average snowfall. it is certainly feeling like an autumn morning on this september the 9th. there is a view of our sky over
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washington, a terrific, royal blue sky. a few puffy white clouds floating through. dew point, comfortably dry at 44. they have had gusts there up to around 25 miles an hour this morning. elsewhere, temperatures are right around 70 degrees in prince george's county, arlington, fairfax, montgomery, right near 70. it's a little milder right by the bay. the bay water temperatures are still in the 70s. any wind off the water is milder there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25
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miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along a front. that will be sweeping on in on sunday giving us a chance for some much-needed rain. so, for the rest of this
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afternoon, enjoy the autumnlike feeling in the air and the gusty northwest winds. the leaves that have dried and fallen off the trees are gusting. highs reaching near 80. elsewhere, in the 60s by late evening. by dawn tomorrow into the 50s. sunrise tomorrow, 6:45. friday, another day, a lot like today. in the 50s tomorrow morning. the mid and upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. the winds ought to diminish tomorrow afternoon and into saturday. sun in the morning in the mid-50s. afternoon highs near 80. clouding up late saturday afternoon and evening. a likelihood of morning showers and perhaps mid-day showers. it appears they ought to move east of the bay by sunset. it should be dry for the skins/cowboys game at fedex field thursday night. mild temperatures and dry conditions through midweek next
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week. that's the way it looks right now. i'll be back in a few more minutes with another update. >> are the 90s behind us now? >> let's hope so. they better be. >> thank you, tom. we are going to check on the traffic again. let's talk to steve hirschorn, about what's happening there. >> we are going to start with a map. there are two different cones heading into the third street tunnel. both losing a couple of lanes much the lanes across the 14th street bridge heading from arlington to get back the two different work zones over to the american region bridge right now, not too bad. both directions, heading between montgomery and fairfax county and over to springfield despite the fact that the road work is just out of camera range here, southbound. no delays now heading into the work zone. as soon as they open up those hovs southbound, a major delay that was here a half hour ago. we are in very good shape now. northbound, it is looking good,
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up to springfield, around 395 as well. barbara, back to you. >> it sounds pretty good. 11:22. the time, still ahead on "news 4 midday," just before the start of the nfl season, star quarterback, tom brady, is in a serious car accident. the black family reunion is being held on the national mall. a look at the weekend scene from the bridge's of d.c. to cirque du soleil. here is a look at what's hot on nbcwashington.com.
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new england patriot's quarterback, tom brady, was involved in a car accident this morning. a witness described brady as shaken after the accident. he did not go to the hospital but may have gone to gillette stadium for team meetings. brady's car and the mini-van collided at an intersection near the quarterback's home in boston's back bay area. the accident happened around 6:30 this morning. the patriots host the cincinnati bengals in their season opener on sunday. it is not official. it is not an official holiday, anyway, in new orleans. it might as well be. it is all because the nfl kicks off another season tonight in the big easy. it is going to be shown right here on nbc. the super bowl champion, new orleans saints, will host the
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minnesota vikings in a rematch of last year's title game. nbc's mark barger has a preview. >> i don't think i am very good. >> reporter: taylor swift can sing. she is part of the festivities leading up to tonight's nfl kickoff. she will take the stage in new orleans along with dave matthews for a televised pre-game concert. a parade will wind its way through the big easy. we are trying to grab a little bit of magic. same goes for the saints, a banner ceremony commemorating their championship, will push 43 mostly futile seasons into the shadows. >> this emotion of watching the banner drop and knowing we are all a part of that. that banner will hang forever and we will all be linked together because of it. >> the saints share a link with the vikings, a team they beat in overtime to reach the super
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bowl. >> i don't think you ever completely get over it. brett favre put off retirement at least one more season to take another run at super bowl glory, starting tonight with the saint's rematch. >> it's a new season. you have to move on. for the saints, moving on means not letting up. >> you play this game to win. so now that we've won, we can't say, well, now, we have to press on. >> tonight's rematch is the first step in a long nfl season. >> they say, new orleans. we are going to win next year's super bowl. >> it will be played next february in dallas. mark barger, nbc news. the season gets underway tonight right here on nbc 4. coverage starts at 7:30. we are now just three days away from the redskins season opener against dallas. the team and fans are getting pumped up for the big game. the team hosted two beat dallas parties yesterday at restaurants
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in the area. redskins, gm, bruce allen, signed autographs and fans were given the chance to win passes to the game which airs on nbc 4 on sunday night. 11:28 is the time. coming up in the next half hour of "news 4 midday," holding on to hope on his eighth birthday. the father of a missing oregon boy talks about facing this day without his son. >> plus, extreme weather, remnants of tropical storm hermine still causing problems in texas. tom will tell us
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here is a look at what's happening on "news 4 midday." two women are in the hospital after being struck by an out-of-car car that crashed into adams morgan. witnesses say the car was speeding down 18th street just moments before it crashed through the front of the kiran restaurant. one of the women is said to have life threatening injuries. police in prince george's county are canvassing a community in search of information in the death of a 15-year-old capital heights boy. justin parnell was found by police suffering from multiple gunshot wounds late tuesday night. he later died from his injuries. police are asking if you have any information to please come
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forward. today, in portland, oregon, kyron who are mon's parents will be marking his eighth birthday even though he is still missing after three long months. he was last scene on june 4th. since then, the search for him has become the largest effort ever in the state of oregon. his stepmother was the last person to see him during a school science fair. kyron's parents believe she may have something to do with his disappearance. police have no evidence of that. kyron's parents are now pushing for answers in the hope that heel come home safely. >> nights are restless. we are still thinking about him coming home, his birthday, what we are going to do, can't stop thinking about him. >> police speculate that kyron may be alive. i hope he is. the main focus is to stay strong and try to keep your child's name in the media just as his father is doing by having these
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birthday parties and saying, i'm going to register him at school and register him with soccer and he is going to come home. >> kyron was supposed to start the third great this week. no security cameras were installed outside his elementary school to reassure anxious parents. we are following several developing extreme weather stories this midday. first, firefighters in colorado are finally starting to contain one of the most destructive wildfires in that state's history. overnight, crews were able to contain about 10% of firt that's covered more than ten square miles and destroyed 135 homes there. crews expect to step up the attack today with calmer winds in the forecast. no injuries or deaths have been reported but four people are missing as many have ignored evacuation orders so that they could stay and try to protect their homes. in texas, what is left of tropic tropical storm hermine has caused some heavy flooding.
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a 19-year-old woman whose car was swept off the roadway by a swollen creek died. at least 100 high-water rescues have been performed. floodwaters are up in several surrounding states as the storm moves out of texas. check out this video. those same storms spawned several tornadoes, one of which touched down in dallas. a store employee caught the twister on tape. one person was injured and several businesses were badly damaged by those tornadoes. we have nice, calm weather in our area. we might have it around for a little while. at least for the next few days. we are going to get some of that hermine rain that does appear. certainly not heavy rain or nothing flooding. we will take every drop we can get. it has been parched for the last several months. another dry day as we look at the sky over washington. a few puffy clouds coming
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through. northwest winds. 73 in washington. near 70 in the suburbs. a bit milder near the bay. highs today reaching upper 70s to 80s in mid afternoon. it will settle down tonight. it will be chilly tonight. down to the mid-50s. mid and upper 70s for highs on friday. increasing clouds on saturday. morning lows, 50s. afternoon highs near 80. it looks like a cloudy day. upper 70s to around 80 and passing showers likely in the morning perhaps through mid-day and mid-afternoon. any shower activity should be east of the bay by sunday afternoon just in time for the skins cowboys' game. more dry weather returning and should be mild as well, low 80s monday and tuesday. upper 70s on wednesday. >> we will see you again shortly. virginia's governor wants to p
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privateize the liquor stores. he wants to sell them off to private businesses. included in the plan would be a tax on alcohol bought by bars and restaurants and the number of liquor licenses would be tripled to 1,000. critics say that could lead to a liquor store on every corner. the plan reserves most of the licenses for large outlets like grocery and diskoucount stores. money raised would help with transportation projects. looks like you will continue to see christmas and hon ka displays on the lawn of the courthouse. after months of debate, they voted against a ban on setting up those holiday displays. they voted 8-1 to allow the displays on the historic courthouse lawn. it says the pub llic has a righ to free speech and holiday displays are a part of that
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right. changes may not be coming to metro's smart card. we talked about that. they were going to drop the price from $5 to 50. they were considering stopping people with negative balances on their cards to exiting a station. according to the washington examiner, metro realized the entire process would be so complicated and cause the agency to lose $1 million a month. metro's board is expected to take another look at that issue later this month. get ready for more metro holiday sfa holiday station closures. they will use the monday holiday for transfers. no blue or orange line service at metro center. the red line will continue to serve metro center. they did similar work on the red line over the labor day holiday. let's take another look at traffic out there right now. we'll talk to steve. hey, steve. >> barbara, we will start with
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another reminder that there was a power outage in the silver spring area affecting the traffic signals at the busy intersection. they were dark at last check. watch for police direction. it is at colesville and university boulevard if you are heading through that area to the beltway in connecticut avenue moving well in both directions. accident-free,road workfree. that is a very good ride right now and over to springfield. we are still not seeing the delays on southbound 95 as you reach springfield into the work zone at newington. it is blocking the right lane again today. the hov lanes are open in the southbound direction making it easier for everybody to get past the work zone. barbara, back to you. >> thank you very much, steve. dorothy height, the former chair and president emayor tus of the national council of negro women will be one of the focuses at the national mall this weekend.
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the executive director, dr. avis jones deweaver joins us with more information on the event that has been going on 25 years. >> 25 years. >> we are very proud of that. >> you have some pretty big shoes to fill taking over for dorothy height. >> we do, there is a wide-range of leadership changes, including myself and our new chair, dr. barbara shaw. it takes a whole army to fulfill those huge shoes. >> tell us about the black family reunion. how did it start? it has lasted 25 years. we have always covered it here at nbc 4 and been a part of it. >> thank you. >> tell us what was the reason for starting it back then. >> dr. height was inspired after seeing a special by bob moyer which looked at the vanishing black family. she wanted to say, wait a minute, we are not quite vanishing. we are still here and still strong and have a lot to celebrate. it inspired her to put together the huge celebration to celebrate the black family.
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that's a tradition we have continued for 25 years. >> there have been people that have asked in this time when we ask to be included in everything for celebrations to encouple pus all people. is there still a need to encouple bus a black family reunion. we want to emphasize that this is open to each and every person throughout the washington, d.c. metro area and beyond. it is to celebrate all areas. we are going to have a multi-cultural stage. we are encouraging all citizens to take a part. >> tell us what's so special about this black family reunion. >> it is especially special. it is a one-day megacelebration with a special tribute to dr. dorothy height featuring regina bell and music of soul child and activities throughout the day. we want people to come out early, come out often and enjoy the entire day.
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>> remind us where and what time. give us all the ticparticular t particulars. >> we kick off with al sharpton, as our keynote speaker. in addition to that, we have our pavilion plans starting at 11:00 a.m. where we are featuring a number of different activities, free health screenings, giveaway information on economic empowerment and other critical information throughout the day. our final concert. the culminating concert starts at 5:30 p.m. please come out and join a day of family fun. >> dr. height would be proud you are keeping her tradition going. >> of course. >> i am sure she is very much missed. we miss her around here. >> she will forever be missed. we take inspiration in the life she lived, which was just wonderful, as an example for us all. >> dr. avis jones deweaver, thank you for coming in to tell
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us about it. it sounds like the weather is going to be perfect for tomorrow. thanks, again. still ahead on "news 4 midday," can stocks continue their rally? after a new report shows unemployment benefits fell sharply. viewing washington from another angle. stay with us. our time right now, 11:42. with my friends we'll do almost anything. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things going on in my life and the last thing i want to be thinking about
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connected in downtown d.c. the city has installed 220 free wi-fi hotspots on the national mall. the hotspots run along the u.s. department of agriculture and the smithsonian institution. the private company, sisco, donated the network hardware and level 3 donated the internet services. city officials hope the free wi-fi will improve the national mall for both residents and tourists. washington ranks in the top five cities for college students we just learned that according to a survey by the american institute for economic research. the organization identified 222 metropolitan areas with at least 15,000 students. then, they chose the top 75 from that. the rankings are based on 12 criteria in three general categories. academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities. san francisco and new york top the list. boston and seattle round out the top five and a list of smaller
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cities as well. new filing for jobless benefits falls to a two-month low as companies slow the pace of lay-offs. we are going to check in with cnbc's hampton pearson. he joins us live with more on that and the rest of the day's business headlines. so far today, stocks are in positive territory after the encouraging news about the job market. the dow is up about 73. the nasdaq around 18 and the s&p up 10. first time unemployment claims fell by 27,000 last week to 451,000. the four-week moving average which smooths out volatility fell by 9,250 to 4,750. big gains in sales of u.s.-made airplanes and other manufactured
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goods while imports decline. the lower trade deficit should boost overall economic growth and markets like that. fixed 30-year mortgage rates are edging up from record lows. it is the first time in nearly three months. rates last week rose to 4.35 versus 4.32. this info from freddie mac, second largest provider of home loan funding. finally, burger king is expanding its breakfast menu as it looks. b.k. is adding nine items, including blue berry biscuits and pancake platters. breakfast accounts for 12% of burger king's revenues and 5% of mcdonalds. we are getting close to lunchtime but you guys start early there. i'm an all-day breakfast guy. >> you can't get the pancakes at
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mcdonald's in the afternoon. >> we will talk to them about that. >> thanks a lot. >> bye-bye. >> this week's wednesday's child says he hopes to find a permanent, loving home after being moved around a lot as a young child. he is working extra hard in school and he tells us he really likes cooking. this morning, we mix up a little breakfast with cody. >> hi, cody. it is so great to see you. i hear you like to cook. is that right? >> yes, ma'am. >> you are going to get to cook with some of the most important chefs. hi. >> good morning, i'm matt. good to see you. >> managers, angela reece and matt owens are waiting for an inside to chef williams rogers and executive pastry chef, mark seller. >> they are real chefs. >> how can you tell?
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they invited us to follow them back to the kitchen where they had an official ritz-carlton chef's jacket. social worker, kelly lynn, says cody has talked about becoming a chef. he was excited to have a chance to cook today with real professionals. she says, after eight years in foster care, cody is anxious to find a permanent, adoptive home. cody is doing well in school. >> how do you like school? >> i'm really good at school actually. i used to do really bad. now, i'm pretty good at it. >> fantastic. what's your favorite subject? >> lunch. >> he has been on the honor roll the last couple of semesters. he is looking forward to another successful year. >> perfect. what got you motivated to do well in school? >> well, i just got my act
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together. i didn't like school at first but then i wanted to do good to get things that i wanted. >> have you had to move very often? tell me what's that like. >> it's very hurtful. >> tell me why. >> i don't like to keep moving. when i was little, i always had to keep moving and everything. most of it was my fault, because i kept messing up. i don't want to mess up anymore. >> cody is trying to do well in everything these days. he hopes an adoptive family will be proud of him someday. >> tell me about the family you would like to have. >> cody got some goodies to take home to remember this day at the ritz-carlton. his dream is that this day will lead to his finding a family to love limb. >> cody is hopefully a young man
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it's time to check out the weekend scene with lovania of the washington post. good to see you. got some good things for this weekend coming up. let's start with some sights of the city that can be seen in a different way. >> we are talking about bridges, which is something that most of us drive over every single day and we never stop and take in the view. there are so many interesting stories to hear about local bridges. we've got amazing views, obviously. also, this is the memorial bridge. the memorial bridge was actually built to connect the north and south. it was a draw bridge. >> i didn't know that. obviously, we don't use it for that anymore. the key bridge is another one we often drive over. it has got amazing views of the potomac and the kennedy center. it has a nice foot path for people to run and walk. it is ai little more than a mile each way. >> i think you are suggesting that we walk across these
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bridges rather than stop as we are driving. >> absolutely. no parking on the bridge although when we are stuck in traffic, it might be nice to take a look to your left and right. there are so many more and such fascinating history. >> that sounds fantastic. let's talk about the gala theater. it sent them out of town on a field trip. >> it is the 35th anniversary season for gala. they wanted to do something really big. obviously, sending the entire cast to spain is a fascinating way to go. what they are doing is a bi-national production. to get everybody in the mood, they took this trip to spain and brought some spanish performers, a director and producer back here to kick the show off. it kicks off on thursday next week and it is really something for everyone. it is in spanish but they offer subtitles. >> it sounds exciting. also. cirque du soleil in town. tell us about that, nbcwashington.com has details of
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that too. >> the big top is back up at national harbor. a couple of years ago, they came and did their first installment out there. it was so successful they are coming back with a show called ovo, all about the secret life of insects. you are going to see amazing costumes inspired by bugs and it will be really interesting to see. >> great music there too. >> of course. it is really fun to go out to national harbor and do this in a big tent. the show starts tonight and continues through october 24th. >> thanks very much. >> thanks so much. >> and, for more information about what's going on, you can logon to around town, our section of nbcwashington.com or the going out guide at washingtonpost.com. thanks again, lovania. we will take a look at some of the stories we are following on news 4 this afternoon. weandy rieger joier joins us. >> reporter: we are going to have the late testify on the
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continuing controversy about the minister who wants to burn the koran this weekend. there is yet another minister who says he will be doing the same. parents are back to packing lunches for their kids at school. we are going to get expert advice on putting together a nutritional meal your child will not throw away. coming up on "news 4 at 5:00," does using cold water save you money on your energy bill? we are going to have the answer to that plus other cost-cutting tips. we have a liz quiz for you. those stories plus your forecast. it is beautiful. how long will this cool weather last. that starts at 4:00 this afternoon. back to you. >> thank you very much. here is a story i want you to listen to. all you ladies out there, what is it that attracts you to a man? is it the dance moves like these? scientists at a london university say they have identified specific dance moves that attract women to men. during the study, a group of men danced to a basic drumbeat.
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women were then shown commuter generated images of the men and asked to rate their moods. they found women were most attracted to strong danced moves, good footwork and skill finesse. how about that? >> they say this indicates good reproductive skills. we thank you for joining us for "news 4 midday." be sure to join us
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